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Villa Araliya, near Unawatuna.

12 reviews
Entrance hall
A/C bedroom
Garden bathrooom
Dining pavilion
House and garden
Talpe Beach
Garden bathroom 2
Garden bathroom 2
Chill out movies room
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7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms , Sleeps 16
Unawatuna, Galle District, Southern Province
Do you really want to spend all of your holiday on just another beach or would you like to spend some time in the bio-diverse paradise that is the real Sri Lanka, with birdsong throughout the day, monkeys crashing through the trees above you, merchants calling out and vending their wares and iguanas meandering through your garden? And let's not forget the occasional chants from the monks at the nearby temple.When you tire of this the Indian Ocean is still only minutes away. ...........Villa Araliya is a fully-staffed British-owned luxury colonial era residence set in 2 acres of lush garden and banana/coconut and located just 2km from the beach, 4km from Unawatuna resort and 10km from Galle Fort. While the board basis is self-catering, for just $20 per day our staff will shop for you and serve you breakfast and any other meals you requ... Read more
About the Owner, Ron M
Languages spoken: German, English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 18 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2011
Overall rating: 4.8 / 5.0
Based on 37 reviews and 3 properties
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

We stayed here for a week in February with our 4 kids (14, 17, 20 and 21yrs)....beautiful villa, we all loved it! We enjoyed the pool particularly. Champika cooked for us on a couple of nights, producing delicious Sri Lankan dishes. We even had a couple of trips to the fish market and supermarket with her. Loads to do and...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 11, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
person found this review helpful

Fantastic location for our week-long extended family holiday. We loved this old Sri Lankan house, and appreciated the modern updates to it. Very comfortable for all 16 of us, with a high level of cleanliness maintained throughout our stay. Garden and surroundings are beautiful - we had many a walk in the nearby villages and paddy fields, stumbling on the...

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed here with our children, their partners and our grand children, in total 16 people. All of us had a wonderful experience . The villa is well decorated, spacious, airy with a nice setting around a pool. Maybe the best was the service we got from the staff, with Champika preparing delicious meals, just for the price of the...

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dining Seats (16)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (7)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(6)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Attached (ensuite)
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About the neighborhood
Just 4km from the Galle motorway exit and Unawatuna Junction , Talpe is at 125.9km on the main A2 Galle-Matara Road. Turn left here, through the village, over the railway and past the school and temple. After 1.7km the road drops down to paddy level and you will ascend a hill. At the top there is a house on the left with an improbable number of red roofs and a prominent Buddha. Villa Araliya is 100m further on the left. Turn down the temple road and the entrance gates are on the right.
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